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Core i5 2500k vs core i7 950?which one

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January 18, 2011 4:14:56 PM

hi guys i wanna ask which is more better suited to my need ...i usually play games at ultra high resolutions and do medium multitasking can you tell which one is better ill give you two options plz help!

OPTION1:

1-core i7 950 216 $ (microcenter)
2-ASUS X58 Sabertooth 200 $
3-XMS 3 tripple channel 12 GB 140 $
4-GTX 570 1.3GB 350 $
5-Antec EA 750 watt 80 $
6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $

TOTAL:1076 $

OPTION 2:
1-core i7 2600k 495 $ BUNDLE
2-p8p67-pro ASUS 495 $ BUNDLE
COMBO:495 $
3-Vengence 4 GB 56 $
4-Antec EA 650 watt 60 $
5-Radeon 6950 300 $ (going to unlock it to 6970)
6-CM SCOUT casing 90 $


TOTAL:1001

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a c 227 à CPUs
January 18, 2011 4:45:04 PM

Option 2 is cheaper and faster.
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January 18, 2011 4:53:44 PM

How about Option 3:

(prices from Newegg)
1-core i5 2500k $225
2-p8p6-pro ASUS $185
3-Vengeance 8GB $115
4-EVGA GTX 570 $360
5-Antec EA 750 $80
6-CM SCOUT $90

TOTAL:$1055

Unless you actually use programs that take advantage of the hyperthreading cores, the Option 3 system will serve extremely well for both hi-res gaming and multitasking.

Even if you go with the Option 2 system, make sure you upgrade it to 8GB of RAM. Your system will thank you!

Edit: Updated to use EVGA video card instead of Palit.
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a c 227 à CPUs
January 18, 2011 4:56:54 PM

I just can't recommend Palit anything after the whole GTX460 thing.
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January 18, 2011 5:16:54 PM

Wow. Just looked up the problems they had -- wasn't aware of them until now.

Okay, then go with Evga instead ... adds $10 to the Option 3 total -- $1055 now.
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